Entries tagged with agriculture

megan_kashner's picture
• 12/07/16
• Posted in poverty, agriculture, microfinance

Responsibly sourced… Fair trade… Supporting local farmers… These increasingly abundant and familiar labels signal to consumers the social, environmental, and other beneficial impacts promised by the products we see on store shelves. But how can companies ensure that the purchase of a particular chocolate bar or bag of coffee will lift up the lives and futures of people up and down the supply chain?

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Julie Peachey
• 07/28/14
• Posted in agriculture

This article was originally published on the Huffington Post

Thomas Jefferson once said: "Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bands."

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